U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIDDK Director's Update

Research Updates

Spring 2012

2012 edition of NIDDK's annual scientific report now available 

NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities report cover The NIDDK annual scientific report,   NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities,   is now available. This report highlights examples of NIDDK-supported research advances published in fiscal year 2011. It also includes stories of discovery, which trace research progress in specific areas over a longer time frame; profiles of patients who are benefiting from NIDDK-supported clinical research; and highlights scientific presentations made to the NIDDK Advisory Council during 2011. This year’s report includes information on the cutting-edge NIDDK-supported research being conducted on the microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that reside in and on the human body, including the digestive tract. These microbes can influence a range of physiological traits, diseases and conditions.  
To read the report, go online to   www.niddk.nih.gov . Or request a hard copy via the message box at   http://catalog.niddk.nih.gov/ContactUs.cfm, by calling 1-800–860–8747 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by writing to NIDDK Clearinghouses Publications Catalog, 5 Information Way, Bethesda, MD 20892–3568.